To aid in its mission of supporting and promoting live theater in the community, The Carnegie Players award a scholarship to assist a local graduating senior or a current college student to supplement his or her college tuition.

The Carnegie Players will present The Garrity-Laird Scholarship  to a student who is a resident of the Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation district, whether that student attends public, private, Christian or  is home-schooled.  The scholarship is also available to a current full time College student who was previously a resident of the Rensselaer Central School district.

The Scholarship is awarded anually to a student pursuing studies in Performing Arts or Theater Arts at the College level, and must have been active in school and community organizations.  Preferences will be given to those who have been active with The Carnegie Players.

Scholarship applications are available on line at, the Carnegie Players Facebook page  or may be picked up at JORDAN’S, 324 S. COLLEGE AVE., RENSSELAER.  The application deadline is April 30th, 2014.

Trivia Night and Garrity-Laird Scholarship

Hello Theater-lovers!
Sorry we haven’t updated recently. Our 3rd Annual Trivia night was, once again, a success! Thanks to all who played and a special thanks to Woody and Barbara Slade for being our game hosts again. A reminder to all our college-bound or already-in-college students – we will be awarding the Garrity-Laird Scholarship again this year, so get your applications in! You can find here on our website or, if you attend RCHS, ask your counselor.